Parents and Guardians Must Create Individual Accounts Effective February 2013!!


How To Up Single Sign On for PowerSchool Parent Portal

PowerSchool recently introduced a new login system called Single Sign On (SSO). SSO gives parents quicker and more convenient access to PowerSchool data. SSO allows parents and guardians to set up their own individual login credentials and, for those with multiple students in the district, access to all their students' information with a single login. In addition, SSO allows users to retrieve forgotten login and password information themselves rather than requiring a call to school.

Pearson has also released PowerSchool iOS and Android apps for mobile users. Use of the mobile apps requires that SSO be in use. Once SSO has been turned on, the Mobile Apps will become usable. Those users smart devices which use neither iOS or Android should note that PowerSchool will continue to work on your existing mobile browser and will continue to automatically show the mobile version of the portal which is optimized for small screens.

Instructions for creating a parent account are detailed below. You can also view a brief video produced by Pearson for parents. Note that the video references a slightly older version of PowerSchool so while the account creation process is the same, the screens seen once the demonstrator logs in are slightly different.

Go to the Parent Portal page as usual:

You'll see the usual login slots plus a new option to "Create an Account".

Click the "Create Account" button to begin the process of creating your new single sign on credentials.

Note: setting up a new login is necessary even if you only have one student enrolled in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
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When you reach the registration page, you will be asked to input your name, desired username, password and your students' names and your relationship to them.

NOTE: You may NOT use your email address as your username.

After confirming an available username and a secure password you will go to the "Link Students to Account" fields on the registration page. Enter the parent "Access ID" and "Access Password" to link them to your account. Once you have finished with your entries, click "Enter" to finish the process.

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DID YOU GET THIS ERROR MESSAGE?: "Lisa Simpson has not been added to your account. Valid student information must be entered"

If you receive a message like this it means you are not using the parent access ID and password. You have probably been logging in as a student all along.

You may be able to locate the parent info in past correspondence from the school. If not, please call the school or class office to have a reminder letter mailed to you.

Note: if you do not have the access information for all your students at hand, you may add them at a later date from within the portal. Pearson has posted a video on YouTube which includes adding additional kids.



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